Films


  
20,000 Days on Earth

Singer-songwriter Nick Cave's life is unpacked in this wildly creative re-imagining of the music doc.

Actress

An alluring, unpredictable Hudson Valley housewife decides to re-enter the acting business and deals with the consequences in this inventive chimera.

The Apple

A social worker comes to the rescue of twin sisters who have spent much of their eleven years locked behind bars in this 1998 debut from a then 17-year-old Samira Makhmalbaf. Screens for free as a part of the Neither/Nor Film Series.

Approaching the Elephant

An enthralling, immersive look at the first year of a radical New Jersey school for young children.

Big Men

An investigation into the multi-layered world of oil exploration off the coast of Africa, from Texas board rooms to ski-masked saboteurs.

Boyhood

Both epic and intimate, this coming-of-age narrative deploys fiction storytelling and a lengthy production process to show, in real-time, a family growing up. From the great American director Richard Linklater.

Bronx Obama

What if you woke up on election day 2008 and realized that you looked exactly like the President of the United States?

Cairo Drive

Delightfully captures the spirit of Egypt by trailing its residents as they navigate the city's chaotic streets.

Captivated: The Trials of Pamela Smart

A small-town murder in New Hampshire summons up a self-perpetuating media circus and now inspires this grand, enthralling work of nonfiction.

Close-Up

In one of the greatest films of the ‘90s, an imposter says he’s director Mohsen Makhmalbaf and convinces a family to make him a houseguest. Screens for free as a part of the Neither/Nor Film Series.

Concerning Violence

Revolutionary writing from Frantz Fanon melds with extraordinary archival footage to reveal the legacy of Colonialism.

Demonstration

32 Spanish film students, led by 2012 True Vision honoree Victor Kossakovsky, craft a playful and poetic vision of protest.

Dusty Stacks of Mom

Jodie Mack's mother ran a poster-and-postcard warehouse in the age of Bowie and Floyd; its demise now inspires a rock opera, which Mack will perform live.

E-Team

When crimes against humanity flare up, members of the E-Team serve as the world's first responders.

Forest of the Dancing Spirits

An intimate and personal account of a rainforest society perched on the precipice of modernity.

The Green Prince

The unlikely, thrilling story of the son of a Hamas leader and his tenuous partnership with an Israeli intelligence agent.

Happy Valley

In 2011, a massive scandal rocked football-crazed Penn State. Can the town recover? A morally complex and emotionally powerful film from our 2014 True Vision honoree.

Jodorowsky's Dune

In the hippie era Alejandro Jodorowsky was a cinematic shaman on the rise, until he attempted to adapt the doomed, sci-fi epic Dune.

The Joycean Society

A small, erudite cult meets weekly to decode the most notoriously impenetrable text in modern literature: James Joyce's Finnegans Wake.

Killing Time

Since 1982, the state of Texas has lethally injected 509 convicts on Death Row: this is the story of number 499.

Kingdom, If I Can (shorts)

Transcendence doesn't come easy, as shown in three international shorts: The Green Serpent, Mountain in Shadow and Sirs & Misters.

Kith & Kin (shorts)

Family ties are untangled in these six shorts, climaxed by the stunning I Think This is the Closest to How the Footage Looked.

Life After Death

A hilarious, sharp-eyed portrait of Kwasa, a charismatic twenty-something Rwandan native, and his "family" of American philanthropists.

Manakamana

The playfully stylized presentation of eleven different journeys to an ancient Hindu temple in Nepal.

Miraculous Tales

A tour of folk medicine, faith healing and other comforts for the afflicted, led by the Irish farmer/raconteur Mickey McGuigan.

The Mirror

When her mother fails to show up, a young first grader attempts to walk home from school in this 1997 film from Jafar Panahi. Screens for free as a part of the Neither/Nor Film Series.

A Moment of Innocence

Director Mohsen Makhmalbaf revisits a haunting episode from his past by recreating it in this devastating, reflexive masterpiece from 1996. Screens for free as a part of the Neither/Nor Film Series.

My Kid Could Paint That

Marla is a child artist who has sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of paintings. But is she the real deal?

The Notorious Mr. Bout

With his video camera ever in hand, arms dealer Viktor Bout led a wild (and well-documented) high life.

The Overnighters

Not all who flooded the North Dakota oil fields found a gusher: some of them landed in a shelter run by Pastor Jay Reinke, whose turbulent story matches theirs.

Particle Fever

The world's most savvy scientists guide us through the largest experiment in history, the Large Hadron Collider, which seeks to unlock the secrets of life itself.

Private Violence

2014 True Life Fund recipient. This astonishing, powerful doc pulls back the curtain on domestic violence with gripping narratives guaranteed to challenge our apathy.

Rich Hill

A tender, gorgeously lensed portrait of three small-town Missouri teenagers contending with major life obstacles.

Sacro GRA

Surrounding Rome's tourist ghetto is a highway whose adjoining residents reveal the real story of modern Italy.

Secret Screening Amber

This buddy comedy par excellence finds two men at the end of their tethers.

Secret Screening Burgundy

A lone man challenges an institution, fueling debate that will undoubtedly spill off of the screen.

Secret Screening Orchid

Civilization has its discontents, including this person who gave away everything they knew to start a new life.

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

With Hurricane Sandy looming, an autistic teenager goes AWOL in the New York subways.

Stop-Over (L'Escale)

Greece was supposed to be a getaway for a crew of undocumented Iranian men, but it ends up providing only a state of limbo.

A Thousand Suns (Mille Soleils)

Forty years after starring in one of his country’s most famous films, a Senegalese cattle herder wanders Dakar and reflects on his legacy in this dreamy chimeric work. Plays with "Vegas."

Tim's Vermeer

Tim Jenison is a software geek who believes he’s unlocked the 350-year-old secret of how Old Masters created extraordinary paintings.

Ukraine is Not a Brothel

Femen, Ukraine's topless feminist protesters create headlines wherever they go. But is there a darker truth behind the sharpie slogans?

Uncertain (work-in-progress)

Settle in to the sun-dappled Texas town of Uncertain where outlaws take refuge, wild boars maraud, and past lives can't be kept quiet.

The Unknown Known

Ten rounds of sparring between Errol Morris, our greatest living interviewer, and Donald Rumsfeld, a master of political obfuscation.

Vanishing Point (shorts)

In these three mysterious shorts, including "Morning Star," we go off like scent hounds on the trail of the disappeared.

The Vanquishing of the Witch Baba Yaga

This spellbinding film drinks deep from the mythology and history of Eastern Europe to explore the contentious relationship between man and nature.

 
 
 
 
   
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